St Alban's Anglican Church
3 Pembroke Street, Epping
Létourneau 1981, Op. 2 (2/18 mechanical)
From SOJ August/September 1980, October/November 1981, Autumn 2000:
The organist of St Alban's and organ consultant, David Rumsey, wrote in the SOJ at the time of the organ's installation (SOJ October/November 1981) that "several features of the church and the demands made on its musical resources made the specification something of a challenge: the church is reasonably spacious, it has generally fairly full congregations, and enjoys a thriving musical programme. The primarily liturgical uses intended for the organ (which include a substantial component of traditional organ music) and budgetary considerations led to the following tonal design:
This design has several special features: the Prinzipal 8' of the Great is of hammered metal (70% tin); there is flexible wind and French suspended action; the Brustwerk scalings are made quite full in order to tonally balance the Great; and the Trompete 8' of the Great is constructed in the French classical Dom Bedos manner. The organ is being placed in a newly constructed (west) gallery."
Photos: Josh Ryan (Sept 2010)
Two small photos: source unknown